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Tusa (song)

"Tusa" is a song by Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G and Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song was written by Karol G, Keityn, Ovy on the Drums and Nicki Minaj, and produced by Ovy on the Drums. It was released as a single by Republic Records, Universal Music Latino and Universal Music Group on 7 November 2019.

"Tusa"
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Single by Karol G and Nicki Minaj
Released7 November 2019 (2019-11-07)
Recorded2019
GenreReggaeton[1]
Length3:20
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ovy on the Drums
Karol G singles chronology
"China"
(2019)
"Tusa"
(2019)
"Follow"
(2020)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Welcome to the Party"
(2019)
"Tusa"
(2019)
"Nice to Meet Ya"
(2020)
Music video
"Tusa" on YouTube

The song peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Minaj's 106th entry on the chart and Karol G's 4th. It also became the first song by two lead female artists to debut at number one on the US Hot Latin Songs chart.[2] The song debuted at number 56 on the Rolling Stone Top 100.[3] The song peaked at number one in numerous countries and is the longest-running number-one single on the Argentina Hot 100, having spent 25 weeks at number one on the chart.[4] "Tusa" was nominated for two Latin Grammys, in the categories Record and Song of the Year. The music video surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube in September 2020.

BackgroundEdit

"Tusa" is the first collaboration between Karol G and Minaj. On 6 November 2019, Karol G shared the artwork for the single on her social media, as well as snippets of the official music video. In an interview with Billboard, she told them how the collaboration came about:

She called me and said: "I'm going to make the best rap of my life for your song", I felt so happy. I sent her the music at 1 p.m. At 1:07 p.m., she downloaded the file, and at 8 p.m., I had the song back.[5]

CompositionEdit

"Tusa" is three minutes and twenty seconds long.[6] It was written by Karol G, Keityn, Ovy on the Drums and Nicki Minaj, with production by Ovy on the Drums.[2] "Tusa" is Colombian slang for the mixture of heartache and desire for revenge felt by a person when their partner breaks up with them.[5] Lyrically, Karol G's verses tell the story of a woman who struggles to forget her former boyfriend, while Minaj's rap tells the man that the woman has moved on with her life.[7] Despite being not marked as containing explicit lyrics, Nicki uses the vulgar word bitch for two times.

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, "Tusa" debuted at number one on the Hot Latin Songs, becoming the first song by two lead female artists to debut atop the chart, and also the first song by a female act in a lead role to chart at number one since 2016, when Shakira's "Chantaje" featuring Maluma reached the top. It became Minaj's sixth entry on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and her second top 10, following the 2017's "Krippy Kush (remix)" with Farruko, Bad Bunny, 21 Savage and Rvssian.[8] It became Karol G's second number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart and Minaj's first No.1 entry on any Billboard Latin chart.[9]

On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at number 78, becoming Karol's fourth chart entry and Minaj's 106th entry.[10] It peaked at number 42 on the Hot 100. "Tusa" also reached number 41 on the Rolling Stone US Top 100 Songs chart on the week ending 30 January 2020, with 67,200 sales plus track-equivalent streams.[11]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Tusa" was released through Karol G's YouTube channel on 7 November 2019. It was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by American music video director Mike Ho.[1][12] It has since accumulated over 1 billion views with more than 8 million likes.

Live performancesEdit

On 8 December 2019, Karol G performed "Tusa" at Pixel 4's Motion Sense Concert Series. [13] Karol G premiered the song on American television as she performed it at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 10 January 2020.[14]

AwardsEdit

Year Ceremony Award Result
2019 Premios Tu Música Urbana Canción Femenina Nominated
2020 Heat Latin Music Awards Mejor Video Pending
BreakTudo Awards 2020 Collaboration of the Year Pending
Latin Grammy Awards Record of the Year Pending
Song of the Year Pending
LOS40 Music Awards Best Latin Song Pending
Best Latin Video Pending
MTV Video Music Awards Best Collaboration Nominated
Best Latin Nominated
Premios Juventud La Más Pegajosa (Can't Get Enough of this Song) Won
Premios Nuestra Tierra Canción del año Won
Canción favorita del público Won
Canción urbana Won
Mejor video Nominated
Spotify Awards The Monday Song Won
Tudo Information Awards Feat do Ano Pending

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[52] Gold 20,000*
France (SNEP)[53] Diamond 333,333 
Italy (FIMI)[54] 2× Platinum 140,000 
Mexico (AMPROFON)[55] 6× Diamond 2,010,000*
Portugal (AFP)[56] Platinum 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[57] 8× Platinum 320,000 
United States (RIAA)[58] 28× Platinum (Latin) 1,680,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 7 November 2019 Republic [citation needed]
Italy 13 December 2019 Contemporary hit radio Universal [59]
United States 11 February 2020 Republic [60]

ReferencesEdit

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